Right around this time every year, you fish through your recipes for the traditional soup-infused holiday fare (hash-brown and green-bean casseroles), your favorite wintry bevvies (eggnog and pretty much anything else with booze in it you know, to take the edge off) and the baked sweets that help your hips expand to fill your "holiday uniform" (really just sweatpants and one of those creepy, crafty Christmas-tree sweaters). But before you go out shopping for even one can of cream-of-mushroom soup, consider doing the holidays a little differently and more fashionably this year. Denise Carr at Whole Foods Market (1601 South Brentwood Boulevard, Brentwood) aims to assist you in this mission with her Third Annual Holiday Expo, happening at the store from 6 to 9 p.m. You'll learn how to prepare some new dishes; you'll get to taste them, too; and, per usual, spirits will lift your, um, spirits! What could be better? The class costs $30, and reservations should be made at www.wholefoodsmarket.com or 314-968-7744.
Tue., Nov. 14